Earrings with Cubic Zirconia Faceted Gemstones, 14Kt Gold-Filled Drops and Chain
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Melody, Marketing Events Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®To learn more about Melody Waterman, read her jewelry artist success story here
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- Cut one 3-inch section of chain.
- Attach the first loop of the chain to the earwire.
- Attach 1 jumpring to the last loop of chain.
How to set a wrap-tite:
- Place cubic zirconia flat side down on your first finger.
- Position the Wrap-Tite over the cubic zirconia.
- Cinch the small ring of the Wrap-Tite using round-nose or needle-nose pliers.
- Use a magnifier to check if the cubic zirconia is centered and straight.
- Place a drop of glue near the top of the cubic zirconia. (Hypo-Tube Cement dries in ten minutes and gives a superior bond.)
- Counting chain loops from the bottom of the earwire, attach one Wrap-Tite with jumpring to the 3rd loop of chain.
- Attach one Wrap-Tite with jumpring to the 6th loop of chain.
- Attach one Wrap-Tite with jumpring to the 10th loop of chain.
- Skip 1 chain-loop between the next 4 Wrap-Tites with jumprings.
- Skip 3 chain-loops when you attach the 8th Wrap-Tite with jumpring.
Repeat the Steps for the second earring.
These earrings may also be created in a free-form style:
- Cut one three loop section of chain.
- Attach one jumpring into the first loop of chain section.
- Attach one jumpring into the last loop of chain section.
- Attach the last Wrap-Tite into the center loop of three loop chain section.
- Attach one of the end jumprings of this chain section to the 6th loop from the bottom of the earwire.
- Attach the second jumpring of this chain section to the 4th chain loop from the end.
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